Speculation in the Spanish media is that Diego Costa will start for Spain against Italy, but Cesc Fabregas, Xavi Hernandez and Sergio Ramos won’t.
Spain Coach Vicente del Bosque has admitted that Italy have “always been able to push the right buttons in order to complicate our lives.”
Giorgio Chiellini trained virtually alone in Italy’s first session ahead of facing Spain, before a one-on-one with Cesare Prandelli.
Vicente del Bosque says that whilst Borja Valero, Jose Callejon and Fernando Llorente have impressed in Serie A, he is struggling for space in Spain.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli insists it is his right as Azzurri boss to call up any player he sees fit, including Giorgio Chiellini.
Former Azzurri midfielder Angelo Di Livio has hit out at Coach Cesare Prandelli’s code of ethics following his decision to leave Daniele De Rossi out of his squad.
Spanish duo Andres Iniesta and David Villa have spoken of their respect for Italy and their desire to come out on top against them.
Gianluigi Buffon has praised Italian national team Coach Cesare Prandelli, claiming the tactician is a ‘spokesman for the nation’.
Sergio Ramos has claimed that he can’t wait to play Italy on Wednesday, in what he believes will be an ‘exciting’ clash.
Mattia Perin’s agent has revealed his delight at the Genoa man being called up for the Italy squad.
Cesare Prandelli has defended leaving Daniele De Rossi out of the Italy squad to face Spain on Wednesday.
Italy have today unveiled the new kit they hope will lead them to World Cup success in Brazil this summer.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete has revealed that the Federation are keen to keep Cesare Prandelli as national team Coach.
Antonio Conte and Beppe Marotta have admitted that Juventus are ‘surprised’ to have seen Giorgio Chiellini included in the latest Italy squad.
Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi has been dropped for Italy’s Under-21 game against Northern Ireland after his red card.
Ciro Immobile, Gabriel Paletta and Mattia Perin get debut senior Italy calls, but Daniele De Rossi is excluded for the friendly with Spain.
Daniele De Rossi and Domenico Berardi are expected to be dropped from international duty for breaking the code of ethics.
Mario Balotelli pulled out of Milan-Juventus and also Italy’s friendly with Spain, so Mattia Destro should take his place.
It’s reported Italy’s June 4 friendly against Luxembourg will be played at the Stadio Bentegodi in Verona.
Cesare Prandelli is expected to name Ciro Immobile and Gabriel Paletta in his Italy squad to face Spain.
Daniele De Rossi has spoken of his relationship with the Italian national team, admitting that before he was a player, he only followed Roma.
Diego Costa has revealed his delight at being called up for the Spanish national team as they prepare to face Italy next week.
Torino forward Ciro Immobile says it would be a dream come true to represent his country at this summer’s World Cup.
Marcello Lippi has performed a surprise U-turn and signed a new contract to stay at Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande.
Vicente del Bosque believes Italy will be Spain’s final great test before the World Cup, as he explains Fernando Llorente’s omission.